AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #02-06 dated 9 January 2006

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The MAINE Chapter has thrown down the gauntlet.  Having read the warm-weather come-hither invite from the Suncoast [Tampa Bay] Chapter in the last WIN, Maine Chapter President Barbara Storer writes all readers:  
"The AFIO Maine Chapter members have asked me to convey their thanks for the invitation to a Suncoast Chapter meeting this winter.  Unfortunately, as the invigorating ice fishing season is just getting under way here, our members cannot get away for at least the next three months -- possibly for as long as 4 or 5. They do wish you a successful season, and if any of your [or other] members decide to come up here for a little ice fishing, AFIO/ME plans to greet them [warmly!] at our meetings the third Saturday of each month. The welcome mat is always out. See our many exciting events in this issue.   Best wishes, Barbara Storer"
























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Coming Events 

10 January 06 (Tues) - Washington, DC - Transforming U.S. Intelligence: The Inside View - Spy Museum
11 January 06 - McLean, VA - TECHEXPO Career Fair
11 January 06 - Arlington, VA - the NMIA Potomac Chapter hosts luncheon at Key Bridge Marriott
12 January 06 - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Career Fair Fair
16-20 January 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - IOP '06 [OSINT] at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel
19 January 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds USAF O'Club Meeting
19 January 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee - Spy Museum
21 January 06 - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO hosts Justice Dept. Official on Terrorism
25 January 06 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Dr. Dombroski on "55 Days in Baghdad."
26-27 January 06 - Arlington, VA - Homeland Defense Journal Training on "Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack"
26 January 06 - Washington, DC - The FBI and the Weather Underground - Spy Museum
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS"
8 February 06 (Wed) - Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi - Spy Museum
14 February 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at Officers Club at MacDill Air Force Base.
16 February 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy - Spy Museum
17-20 February 06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit - 2006

18 February 06 - Portland, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts field trip to Emergency Management Center
23 February 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Impossible Spy - Spy Museum
4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
7 March 06 (Tues) - Washington, DC - Hot Science and Cool Analysis - Spy Museum
8 March 06 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations
16 March 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America�s Greatest Female Spy - Spy Museum
17 March 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
20-21 March 06 - Washington, DC - The National Security and Law Society - EMININT 2006
11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets 11:30 a.m. at MacDill Air Force Base O'Club to hear Fred Rustmann
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet
2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference
8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
3rd or 4th week October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow

1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association�s Annual Conference



IRAN SHOPPING FOR NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT - The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to a Western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programs. The Guardian (London) reported on 4 January.,16518,1677541,00.html
Tehran is also shopping for parts for a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with import requests and acquisitions registered almost daily, the report, seen by the Guardian, concluded.
The 55-page assessment, dated 1 July 2005, drew on material gathered by British, French, German and Belgian services and has been used to brief European governments and warn leading industrialists of the need for vigilance when exporting equipment or expertise to so-called rogue states, the British daily said.
Syria and Pakistan have also been buying technology and chemicals needed to develop rocket programs and to enrich uranium, said the Guardian. The repot was also said to outline the role played by Russia in the escalating Middle East arms build-up and to have examined the part that dozens of Chinese front companies have played in North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
The assessment found that Iran has developed an extensive web of front companies, official bodies, academic institutes and middlemen dedicated to obtaining in Western Europe and in the former Soviet Union the expertise, training, and equipment for nuclear programs, missile development, and biological and chemical weapons arsenals. In addition to sensitive goods, Iran continues intensively to seek the technology and know-how for military applications of all kinds, according to the report.
Iran is concentrating on upgrading and extending the range of its Shahab-3 missile, which has a range of 750 miles, capable of reaching Israel. Iranian scientists are said to be building wind tunnels to assist in missile design, developing navigation technology, and acquiring metering and calibration technology, motion simulators and x-ray machines designed to examine rocket parts.
The next generation of the Shahab ("shooting star" in Persian) should be capable of reaching Austria and Italy, said the Guardian. (DKR)

GREEK PAPER RUNS MI6 STATION HEAD�S PHOTO - A photograph purporting to be Britain's top MI6 officer in Greece was published 5 January on the front page of an Athens newspaper, as controversy continued over the alleged role of British operatives in the arrest and supposed abuse of a group of Pakistanis living in Athens, The Times (London) reported.,,13509-1971456,00.html#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=World
The leftist daily Eleftherotypia ran a photograph of a middle-aged man running a marathon race. It claimed he was a British embassy diplomat and headed the supposed clandestine team.
More than one Greek newspaper has named the diplomat, drawing fire from the Greek and British governments, which say that such acts endanger the security apparatus of both countries. The Pakistani embassy in Athens has also expressed its displeasure.
The diplomat in question was recalled to London late last month.
Eleftherotypia said that the photo came from Frangiskos Rangoussis, a lawyer for 28 Pakistanis who claim they were subjected to midnight arrests and days of interrogation, including abuse, in undisclosed locations. (DKR)


U-2 HEADS INTO RETIREMENT -- A classified Pentagon budget document signed 23 December calls for the termination by 2011 of the U-2, UPI reported.
The storied spy plane would begin being retired in 2007 under the strictures of Program Budget Decision 720, according to DoD, industry and congressional officials familiar with the document. PBD 720 would retire three U-2s in that year, six in 2008, seven in both 2009 and 2010 and the final 10 in 2011.
The decision to end the U-2 program comes out of Quadrennial Defense Review deliberations, officials told UPI. The budget document did not explain the reason for ending the program, but the U-2 has been targeted for retirement multiple times in the last 10 years. Champions of the U-2 termination said it was meant to hasten the transition to unmanned platforms and space systems favored by SecDef Rumsfeld.
The U-2 would likely be supplanted by the Northrop Grumman high-altitude Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, UPI said.
The U-2, developed in the 1950s, was put into production again in the 1980s, and the entire fleet received new engines between 1995 and 1999. These upgrades, along with a new glass cockpit and new sensors, give it useful service life until 2050, according to a Congressional Research Service report from 2000.
The Global Hawk, at about $50 million a piece, is an unmanned aerial vehicle that can fly twice as far as the U-2 and remain on station for three times as long. However, the U-2 can carry twice the payload and has superior electrical power that increases some of its onboard sensors capabilities. The next generation of the Global Hawk is slated to boost its payload weight and have an electrical generator to roughly match the U-2, according to information provided by Northrop Grumman.
The two aircraft have for the last five years been operating as complementary as problems have been worked out with the Global Hawk, which suffered two major crashes in Afghanistan in December 2001 and July 2002.
Northrop announced this week the Global Hawk had exceeded 5,000 combat flight hours and flown 233 missions, 157 by a single aircraft. Six Global Hawks have been deployed in the Iraq and Afghan wars. The Air Force currently plans to purchase 51.
A piloted aircraft can be redirected in flight to new targets while the Global Hawk is pre-programmed. There are also places where the FAA, international aviation regulations or host countries prohibit unmanned aircraft for safety reasons.
"We don't have the benefit of the QDR insights," said the congressional official. "But this is like saying, which one is better a Ford 500 or a Mercedes roadster? The Ford doesn't have a top that can come down. On the other hand you can't put a family of five in a roadster." (DKR)

CIA REPORTEDLY TO MOVE DIVISION TO COLORADO - The CIA is expected to move its National Resources Division to Colorado within the next year, CBS's Denver station reported on 3 January.
The most likely location for the office is the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, the station said. The division is involved in recruiting businessmen and foreign nationals to provide information to the US government.
"The fact that you have all of the other intelligence infrastructure that already exists here would probably be some benefit in getting the NR division up and running here in the Denver area," a former CIA officer, Tom Dougherty, told CBS4 News. Some of these include facilities at Buckley Air Force Base and in Colorado Springs. (PJK, DKR)


FBI TO GET CASE FILE SYSTEM UNDERWAY IN 2006 - Sentinel, a case file system the FBI is developing, is one of several IT projects getting under way in 2006, according to bureau CIO Zalmai Azmi, reported on 6 January.
The Bureau started developing Sentinel in May 2005 after pulling the plug on the $170 million Virtual Case File system. Azmi said he would like to award the Sentinel contract in late January or early February. The first phase would start soon after and the second phase up to six months after the first. Ideally, the first phase would be complete 12 months after the contract is awarded, he said.
Another FBI initiative involves adding four Regional Data Exchanges (R-DExs) to the three that already exist. An R-DEx provides an interface that allows all levels of law enforcement to analyze complicated case file information and other data. The FBI also wants to create a National Data Exchange (N-DEx), Azmi said, that would index structured data at the federal, state and local levels.
Vance Hitch, CIO/DoJ said he expects to issue a procurement order for N-DEx this year. Getting 50 states to agree on it will be difficult because information-sharing laws vary by state, he added. (DKR)

DHS INSTALLS BIOMETRIC CAPABILITIES - The DHS US-VISIT program has completed installation of biometric entry capabilities at 104 land border ports, as mandated by Congress, Government Technology. com reported on 2 January.
Biometric entry capabilities are now deployed at all fixed ports of entry open to US- VISIT travelers.
US-VISIT is a continuum of security measures that collect biometric and biographic information from visitors at US visa-issuing posts upon their arrival and departure from US air, sea and land ports. The program enhances security by verifying each visitor's identity and by comparing their biometric and biographical information against watch lists of terrorists, criminals, and immigration violators. (DKR)

NCTC OPENS NEW TERRORISM PORTAL - NCTC with MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base has opened a new terrorism data portal at
Offering multiple options to analyze NCTC�s Worldwide Incidents Tracking System dataset, the new portal allows users to create custom color charts or to plot terrorist incidents in relation to dozens of geographic, political, and infrastructural characteristics.
The NCTC Data Portal within the TKB includes data from January 1, 2004 through March 31, 2005. It also contains information on NCTC�s methodology, related materials, and links to the new NCTC website. (DKR)



THE MONEY LAWYERS, by Joseph C. Goulden [Washington Times and AFIO book reviewer]. Truman Talley Books/St. Martin's Press. 446 pages, $27.50 (January 6, 2006)
It's hard not to feel outraged at the politico-legal complex when reading Goulden's brief profiles of some of the country's highest-paid lawyers. As he tracks the exploits of such superstars as David Boies, who sued Microsoft as a special counsel to the Justice Department and defended Al Gore during the 2000 election, and Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a Washington "superlobbyist" whose law firm has gotten rich from its involvement in many government deals, including NAFTA and accords that allowed for increased oil drilling. Boggs, he writes, "has come to epitomize the enormous power, the awesome power that money exerts on government." Goulden, a writer best known for his 1972 bestseller, The Superlawyers, writes well and he's got great access to his subjects. He makes a strong case in pointing out other flaws in the legal system, particularly the proliferation of profitable (for lawyers) class-action lawsuits that he says are clogging the courts. But some have argued just as strongly that these cases protect the individuals against powerful businesses and government. Still, Goulden's portraits of "dollar-driven" lawyers are sharp and highlight the power of money to distort the legal system.  [Reed / PubWkly]

BREMER ON IRAQ - L. Paul Bremer, Malcolm McConnell, My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope (Simon & Schuster, 417 pp. $27)
Bremer, with McConnell, has written an account of his proconsulship in Iraq, released on 9 January. Interviewed on NBC-TV Dateline on 8 January, the network reported him as saying, "We really didn't see the insurgency coming."
Bremer's comments suggested that the focus of the war effort was in the wrong place, according to Dateline.
Bremer said he was deeply concerned about fighting insurgents and became increasingly worried about the Pentagon's push to downsize the number of US forces in Iraq by spring 2004, the network said.
Bremer told Dateline he raised his concerns about the numbers and quality of forces with President Bush, SecDef Rumsfeld and senior military officials. "The president, in the end, is responsible for making decisions," NBC reported Bremer as saying. (DKR)

CIA ALLEGEDLY GAVE IRAN NUKE INFO - James Risen, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration (Free Press, 256 pp. $26)
Risen, a New York Times reporter, charges that the CIA allegedly tried to slip Tehran Russian designs for a nuclear weapon that contained hidden flaws that would have made it inoperable. But, Risen writes, the Iranians were alerted by the agent, a Russian, sent to give them the documents.
The CIA says the book contains serious inaccuracies but has not gone into detail about these.
In another incident, Risen claims a CIA officer mistakenly sent an Iranian agent, who proved to be a double agent, information that was used to arrest virtually all of the agency's resources in Iran.
It was Risen who reported in the Times that the NSA had tapped phone calls and e-mails of US citizens without obtaining warrants. (PJK, DKR)

RESERVE FORCES AND HOMELAND SECURITY - Stephen M. Duncan. A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America�s Search for Homeland Security (Naval Institute Press, 392 pp. $28.95)
Duncan, a former DoD appointee in the Reagan and first Bush Administration who is now a fellow at the National Defense University, has written a thoroughly researched history of the War on Terror from the point of view of Washington and the home front.
He discusses the use and misuse of reserve forces for the homeland security mission against the background of operational demands in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the present administration�s attempts to develop a comprehensive antiterrorist strategy. He provides insights into legal briefs and strategies that greatly expand the reader's understanding of backstage maneuvering during the first two years following 9/11.
Duncan presents a comprehensive explanation of the stresses and strains on today�s citizen-soldiers and concludes that it is highly likely that after another major homeland attack, state and local jurisdictions would be overwhelmed. Substantial military assistance in a variety of forms would be needed immediately. The hard decisions to prepare for that possibility must not be postponed, he warns. (DKR)


FEARS INTEL AUTHORIZATION WILL NOT PASS - For the first time in 27 years, congressional officials fear that an Intelligence Authorization Act will not be passed before the session ends, UPI reported on 8 January.
Lawmakers and staff from both parties said the bill was blocked in the Senate before the holiday recess by a Republican lawmaker involved in a dispute about amendments that would require reports on secret detention facilities and access to prewar intelligence briefings on Iraq. The senator exercised the right to remain anonymous, Republican staff said.
Some fear further efforts to pass the bill will be captive to the debate over the Bush administration's use of warrantless national security wiretaps and that if the bill fails this year, several important reforms will be shelved.
Its authors say this year's bill would set up an IG for the DNI, strengthen counterterrorism information-sharing by temporarily suspending parts of the Privacy Act, and make the directors of the three biggest-spending military intelligence agencies subject to Senate confirmation.
Before the recess, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, senior Democrat on the Select Committee on Intelligence, said the three amendments were added with the consent of committee Chairman Pat Roberts. (DKR)



NGA'S CLAPPER QUITS - Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. (USAF ret.) is quitting as head of NGA on 15 June, three months before his fifth anniversary in that position, the Washington Post reported.
According to the Post, the Baltimore Sun first reported Clapper's departure, saying he was being forced out after angering SecDef Rumsfeld by telling Congress his agency would not be ill served by the creation of a DNI, which DoD opposed. (DKR)

NEW BOSS FOR IN-Q-TEL INC. - Amit Yoran has been named president and CEO of In-Q-Tel Inc., the CIA's nonprofit venture capital firm, based in Menlo Park, CA, reported on 4 January.,1895,1907899,00.asp
Yoran is the second Q-Tel chief executive, following Gilman Louie who ran it from its founding in 1999. A West Point graduate with experience in the private and public sectors, Yoran earned a master's degree from George Washington University. His venture capital knowledge dates to his founding of RipTech Inc. in 1998, which he sold to Symantec Corp. in 2002. His government expertise includes a stint as director of the DHS National Cyber Security Division and previous employment with the DoD Computer Emergency Response Team, the Washington Post reported.
Yoran resigned from DHS in 2004. (DKR)

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WERE YOU WITH USARMY JACK [KOREA] or WORKED WITH THEM? I am an AFIO member and work for a company that supports the U.S. Army Special Operations Command�s Historian. One project we are currently providing support for is the Command�s writing of the history of special operations during the Korean conflict. We are interested in developing contacts with participants of U.S. Army support to special operations in general but also specifically U.S. Army involvement with the Joint Advisory Commission Korea (JACK). Steve Kuni, a retired Special Force officer, is our man who is doing the research and the writing on Korea. If you can help, or know someone who can, please write Steve, at or


SORKIN NO LONGER WITH WEST WING - Francis H. writes, regarding 'FORTHCOMING MOVIE - CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR,' Weekly Intelligence Notes #01-06 dated 2 January 2006:
Aaron Sorkin was fired from The West Wing about two Years ago for constantly going over budget and exhausting the cast and crew with last minute rewrites. Great writer, but not a good producer.


TYBEL B. LITWIN - A retired FBIS officer, she died, aged 82, of respiratory failure on 11 December in Boston, the Washington Post reported.
After graduating magna cum laude in Romance languages from the University of California at Berkeley, she began a civil service career in the 1940s as an OSS foreign broadcast monitor and translator. She joined the CIA in 1947, working her way up from an editor and analyst to become, in the mid-1970s, one of the first women to obtain senior intelligence service status. Her honors included the Intelligence Medal of Merit.
After her CIA retirement in 1985, she joined the senior technical staff at Logicon Inc. in Arlington, VA, where she worked for 12 years.
She practiced tai chi and studied watercolor painting and pastel drawing.
Her husband of 19 years, Herman M. Litwin, died in 1969. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Litwin, and a granddaughter. (DKR)

SARI E. PARTRIDGE - A retired language analyst at the CIA, she died of pneumonia, aged 90, on 23 December at Manor Care Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Arlington, the Washington Post reported.
Born in Whaleybridge, England, she moved as a child to Hungary with her parents but in 1944 crossed secretly with her mother into Austria where friends gave them sanctuary. They later moved to Wheeling, WV.
She graduated from Wellesley College, fluent in Hungarian and German, and was immediately hired by the CIA, where she stayed until her 1988 retirement.
Her first marriage to Count Steven Haller ended in divorce.
She was an avid swimmer and met her second husband, Daniel Partridge III, while both were surfing rough seas off the Delaware coast. He died in 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Ilona Gants, and a granddaughter. (DKR)

FRANCIS EUGENE STURWOLD - A CIA analyst, he died aged 76, on 24 December of liver cancer at Capital Hospice in Arlington, VA, the Washington Post reported.
Born in Connersville, IN, he served in the Air Force in the early 1950s. After graduating from Indiana University, where he studied Slavic languages, he moved to Washington in 1953 and worked in federal intelligence operations.
He joined the CIA in 1961 as an Eastern Europe analyst and also served as a staff inspector. He retired in 1986, receiving the Intelligence Medal.
He enjoyed woodworking.
His marriage to Virginia Ganzon Sturwold ended in divorce. There were no immediate survivors. (DKR)

Coming Events


Tuesday, 10 January 06 - Washington, DC - Transforming U.S. Intelligence: The Inside View; 6:30 pm "If intelligence cannot hope to bat a thousand, it still must aim to win the World Series." - Jennifer E. Sims For pointed and practical advice on intelligence reform, nothing beats the recommendations of people from deep inside the intelligence establishment itself. Burton Gerber, a veteran CIA case officer who served 39 years as an operations officer and was chief of station in three Communist countries, and Jennifer E. Sims, former deputy assistant secretary of state for intelligence coordination, have recently co-edited Transforming U.S. Intelligence. Drawing on the issues covered by operators, analysts, and senior managers in this comprehensive book, they and contributor Ambassador at Large Henry A. Crumpton, State Department coordinator for counterterrorism, will illuminate current and potential intelligence challenges, the application of new technologies to existing policies, and coping with management concerns. Audience participation in this penetrating conversation will be strongly encouraged. to register.


11 January 06 - McLean, VA - TECHEXPO CAREER FAIR - Being held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tyson Blvd., from 10am to 4pm, the fair concerns positions in defense, intelligence and the government community.
IMPORTANT: one or several specific types of clearances are required for this event. If your profile does not meet the requirement, you will not be able to register for the event. We invite you to make sure your profile is updated before you register. For further information visit


11 January 06 - Arlington, VA - the NMIA Potomac Chapter is hosting a luncheon at the Key Bridge Marriott. The speaker: John Schuhart, Deputy Financial Executive Officer, Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence Management. For further information or to register, go to 


12 January 06 - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO CAREER FAIR - Being held at the BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Rd, Baltimore, MD 21240.
IMPORTANT: one or several specific types of clearances are required for this event. If your profile does not meet the requirement, you will not be able to register for the event. We invite you to make sure your profile is updated before you register.
Pre-register online. This will allow recruiters to find your resume and schedule face-to-face interviews before the event. If you have any questions or require further information, please e-mail
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16-20 January 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - IOP '06 is being held at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel - 60 Exhibits -- 20 Top Speakers -- 400-600 International Players. This is the latest version of Robert Steele's OSINT conference. IOP stands for Information Operations (IO), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and Peacekeeping Intelligence (PKI). Modern IO consists of Strategic Communications (the message), Open Source Intelligence (the shareable reality), and JIOCS with FL and AA (the technologies). Modern IO is the new American way of war and offers enormous potential in ten IO-heavy mission areas: Strategic Communication & Public Diplomacy; Peacekeeping Intelligence & Information Peacekeeping; Early Warning & Stabilization-Reconstruction Operations; Homeland Defense & Emergency Responder Civil Support; National Education & National Research for National Wealth. Join Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT-02), Alvin & Heidi Toffler, and many other world-class speakers including Canadian, Croatian, Dutch, English, South African, and Swedish experts on the emerging intersection of open source software, open spectrum, open source information, open access copyright, and open societies. All participants in the three day event will receive the new book on IO, as well as new books on Commercial Intelligence and on Peacekeeping Intelligence. One may elect to participate in only one day, and/or the training day on Friday. Complete details are at Congressman Simmons, the "owner" of OSINT on the Hill, and the new ADDNI/OS Eliot Jardines are both confirmed as speakers, as are Alvin & Heidi Toffler and a wide variety of international and US authorities. Six books are included in the conference fee, three of them first-time issues: Steele's own INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information, All Languages, All the Time with a Foreword by Congressman Simmons and a technical preface by Canadian naval PhD Robert Garigue; Mats Bjore's new book on COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE: Inside Out and Upside Down; and the second PKI book, PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: The Way Ahead. These books will also be sold on Amazon, but the extraordinary collection of people interested in this topic, as Steele is uniquely-qualified to orchestrate its discussion, only comes together once a year. COST: HALF-PRICE is being offered to AFIO Members, just write AFIO in upper right hand corner and pay half the listed price via credit card or check. Purchase orders are full price discounted for prompt payment. Registration and details at or Fax 703.266.6391, Call 703.266.6390


19 January 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFIO will hold its next meeting at the Falcon Room of the USAF Academy's Officers Club. Richard (Dick) Durham will be the speaker on the subject of "SALT 1 and Intelligence Incidents". Meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at 12:00 noon. Cost is the same $12.00 for either chicken or beef (a full lunch). Reservations must be made by January 16, 2006 to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or by e-mail to:


Thursday, 19 January 06 - Washington, DC - The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee Volume I: Intelligence Co-operation between Poland and Great Britain during World War II. 12 noon - 1 pm Cracking Enigma was just the beginning. When Poland shared their code breaking methods and machines with Britain, it was the start of an extraordinary relationship that helped win World War II. From smuggling parts of a German V2 rocket bomb into the UK hidden in a bicycle to reporting on Nazi activity, Polish intelligence played a crucial role in key decision making in London and Washington. Now scholars from the UK and Poland have joined forces to reveal this little-known wartime cooperation. Join Dr. Jan Ciechanowski and Dr. Rafal Wnuk, both contributors to the book, who will travel from Poland to tell this remarkable story. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING ;


21 January 06 - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO hosts Justice Dept. Official Frank Amoroso, the Regional Director in the U. S. Department of Justice Boston office, who will speak at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Public Library. The event is open to the public. Amoroso�s topic will be the negative effects of terrorism on Muslims and non-Muslims. Amoroso is involved with the Community Relations Service, the Justice Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist state and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony. CRS deploys highly skilled professional conciliators, who are able to assist people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. Amoroso holds a BA degree in Sociology from the Univ. of Maine, a Masters degree in Counseling from Hampton Univ., and a Masters degree also from the Univ. of So. Calif./Univ. of Maine. He is a graduate of the Maine Executive Institute, Maine Maritime Academy. Additional details about the meeting and the Maine AFIO Chapter are available from President Barbara Storer, 207-985-2392. or email her at 


Wednesday, 25 January 06 - San Francisco, CA - "55 Days in Baghdad: A Political Scientist�s Surreal Sabbatical in the Green Zone"  is the topic of the dinner speaker at AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter's meeting.  Kenneth R. Dombroski, Ph.D. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, discusses his temporary assignment as a political advisor to the strategy section of the Multinational Force - Iraq. He was involved with assessing political risks and opportunities for the coalition forces involving the constitutional referendum and national elections in Iraq, as well as helping stand up ministerial capacity building and government transition programs for the new Iraqi government. Dr. Dombroski will talk about the U.S. strategy to defeat the insurgency and foster a democracy in Iraq from his perspective working inside the embassy in Baghdad. His discussion will include a critique of the recently released �National Strategy for Victory in Iraq,� as well as a discussion of the democratization process underway in Iraq. Dr. Ken Dombroski is a Lecturer of the Center for Civil-Military Relations at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. He teaches graduate courses in American national security policy, peacekeeping, and the role of intelligence agencies in democracies. In the fall of 2005, Dr. Dombroski was a political advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Plans, and Assessment, Multinational Force - Iraq, at the American Embassy in Baghdad.
A retired military intelligence officer and Middle East specialist - as well as an AFIO member, Dr. Dombroski served two tours of duty as a strategic intelligence officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency and deployed to Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Central Command during Operation Desert Storm. Dr. Dombroski earned a Ph.D. in world politics from the Catholic University of America. His recent academic work on intelligence reform in emerging democracies includes chapters in two books to be published by the University of Texas Press and an article for the Journal of Democracy. Time: 6:30 pm - No Host Cocktails; 7:15 pm Dinner.   Place:  Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 650-583-8091
Cost: $35 pp Member Rate - with advance reservations; $45 pp Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation. Respond to Mary Lou Anderson no later than EOD 1/19/06. Reservations not cancelled by 1/19/06 must be honored. Send reservation and check to "AFIO" to: Mary Lou Anderson, 46 Anchorage Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965   Telephone 415-332-6440


26-27 January  06 - Arlington, VA - Homeland Defense Journal Training on "Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack" at the NRECA Executive Conference Center (Lobby Level - Conference Room CC1), 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203 **Includes a Special Segment on How to Better Prepare for a Bomb Threat and Implement Countermeasures** Visit their web site at for more information!


Thursday, 26 January 06 - Washington, DC - The FBI and the Weather Underground; 6:30 pm "Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice." - Bernadine Dohrn, Weather Underground Organization (WUO) founder  In the late 1960s and early 1970s long-simmering public unrest over the Vietnam War, social reform, and civil rights erupted into violent radical protest. When the Weather Underground began a series of bombings - including strikes on the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon - as acts of war against the United States, its young members became the target of one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Bill Ayers, a founding member of the militant political organization and author of Fugitive Days, will recount the origins of the WUO, its purpose, as well as his own evolving feelings about its actions and legacy. Don Strickland, a former FBI agent assigned to the WUO case, will discuss the Bureau's wide-ranging efforts to deal with the WUO's violent acts and track down Underground fugitives, many of whom had become skillful in adopting aliases, forging identification, and selecting hideouts. Join these two former adversaries for an evening of reflection and revelation about an incendiary time in American history. to register.


27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS" at The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE). Runs from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Intelligence practitioners and civilian scholars discuss and present Academic Papers, conduct Working Groups, present Case Histories and Testimonies, and hold Dinner and Luncheon Discussions on the emerging field of "Intelligence Ethics" which to many academicians does not have civilian/academic input and expertise. It is the goal of this conference to establish the first international meeting of civilian and military intelligence professionals, educators and those with academic perspectives in national security, philosophy, law, history, psychology, theology and human rights. The Intelligence Ethics Section seeks voices from all ranks and areas of intelligence and are soliciting contributions and participation from all interested parties and perspectives. More information at


Wednesday, 8 February 06 - Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi; 6:30 pm "Suddenly, I heard loud knocks at the door. That moment, I knew I was dead meat." - Werner I. Juretzko Interrogation, torture, execution - these were the grim prospects awaiting a Western agent captured by the Stasi, the hated and feared East German state security service. Werner I. Juretzko, an agent for United States Army Intelligence (G-2), survived six years in Stasi torture chambers undergoing brutal interrogations and threat of death until he was released in a spy-swap just days after the Berlin Wall went up. As a passionate anti-communist, Juretzko's spy career began when he agreed to infiltrate the West German Communist Party in 1949. His success led to his recruitment by G-2 as an undercover political operative in East Germany and Poland. His tale of betrayal and loss reveals firsthand the stark reality of Cold War espionage. to register


14 February 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club's, at MacDill Air Force Base. Before lunch, there will be a demonstration of software, which is not yet commercially available, that teaches someone to speak a language without an accent. It is being developed in numerous languages. This is not just for blending in. The more clearly one speaks, the more credible the message. The luncheon speaker is Amado Gayol who was an officer involved in the Bay of Pigs in 1961 where he was captured and sentenced to thirty years in a Cuban prison. After two years, the US paid a ransom for his return. He was a US Marine Corps officer, trained as a US Army Special Forces Captain, and was Airborne Ranger qualified. He was wounded in combat in the Dominican Republic, was a three year veteran of the Vietnam War, and served twenty five years as a Senior Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency where he was a specialist on Non-Official Cover (NOC). He is the recipient of the CIA Intelligence Star for Valor. [Gayol is also a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors] Details on this unusual program are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr.,


Thursday, 16 February 06 - Washington, DC - The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy; 12 noon - 1 pm   Congressional criticism, aggressive oversight alternating with extreme passivity, tight purse strings: the CIA's first 15 years. When David M. Barrett used newly declassified documents, personal interviews, and exhaustive research to explore the CIA's formative years, he found a world of secret budgeting, covert action, and spymasters on Capitol Hill. Barrett's profile of the Agency's early successes and failures will provide a fascinating context for anyone interested in the current debates over the Agency's ultimate fate. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING


17-20 February 06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit 2006 -to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. This new event will bring together the international intelligence agencies from the free nations of the world in a non-partisan, non-profit educational conference on neutral ground. "Intelligence today embraces more than the civilian and military agencies of the federal intelligence community. In this age of terrorism, it is critically important for state and local law enforcement to know how and where to obtain intelligence, and to whom it should be forwarded. Corporate and private-sector intelligence managers face new and diverse challenges, from defending against economic espionage to creating new technology to meet intelligence's future needs. Many members of the press (and even a few members of Congress) lack the depth of knowledge in intelligence which is necessary to deal with, and resolve, its complex issues. The same is true for non-governmental organizations, the academic community, media, and ethnic and religious organizations. All of these diverse components of the intelligence domain will come together at the Intelligence Summit." The sponsors of the event have offered AFIO members a 10% discount off the website price if the voucher code "AS10" is entered in the special discount field on the online reservation form. For more information to attend or to be an exhibitor, visit: or write to them at The Intelligence Summit, 535 Central Ave Ste 316, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  Also visit their news pages for some good links to current breaking intelligence news: 


18 February 06 - Portland, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts a field trip to the emergency management center. Completed last March with Homeland Security funding and port security grants, the center is a state-of-the-art facility for directing response to natural and man-made disasters. The centers' communication system, which allows decision makers to communicate across agencies and disciplines, has been referred to as "the best in the country." Besides its vital role in securing the largest crude oil port on the East Coast, it has been used to coordinate snow removal during winter storms and to cover a visit by the Queen Mary 2. The center is located in the Portland Arts and Technology High School on Allen Avenue. Those planning to go should meet in the parking lot of the Kennebunk Library at 1:00 p.m. to share rides to the center. Call 207-985-2392 for further information.


Thursday, 23 February 06 - Washington, DC - The Impossible Spy; 6:30 - 9:15 pm "What if I were to tell you that there are many Eli Cohens? And that if they are successful, you will never hear of them?" - former Mossad chief, Isser Harel Forty years ago, Eliahu ben Shaul Cohen was sentenced to death by a Syrian military tribunal and executed. At the time of his arrest, Cohen - an undercover agent for Israel's intelligence agency Mossad - had become so popular among the Syrian leadership that he was being considered for the post of Deputy Defense Minister. This 1987 film captures the true story of this unlikely spy - from his hesitant response to recruitment to his enthusiastic adjustment to life as a Syrian powerbroker. Join Wesley Britton, author of Beyond Bond: Spies in Fiction and Film, as he describes this film's unique place in the world of onscreen espionage and its depiction of the Middle East, and Harvey Chertok, the movie's executive producer, for the film's fascinating back story. to register.


4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.


Tuesday, 7 March 06 - Washington, DC - Hot Science and Cool Analysis; 6:30 pm "The analysis came down firmly on both sides of the issue." - Former Director of Central Intelligence Robert Gates in From the Shadows Spies gather data, analysts make sense of it, and scientists develop the tools that help them do both. In this program, you will have the rare opportunity to see demonstrations of the latest technology developed through research now being conducted by the University of Maryland Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) - and then use that technology to gather and analyze information about a fabricated espionage case. Using cutting-edge science, spy skills, and savvy, you will ferret out a double agent on this fast track assignment. Ebeam lithography, particle identification, and voice-changing technology are just some of the super-science technology you will use to shut down a shady operation. Co-sponsored by MRSEC. to register


8 March 06 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations - Speakers and panels will examine US and European foreign and defense policies, military strategies and contrasting US and European perspectives on:  grand strategy; US basing realignments; complementary US and European initiatives for expanding regional and out-of-region security, stability, peacekeeping and power projection roles and missions; and homeland security and terrorism.  The conference will be open to Texas A&M and other regional university faculty, students, and community members. The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host the conference at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center in College Station. See 


Thursday, 16 March 06 - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America�s Greatest Female Spy; 12 noon - 1 pm Virginia Hall, Baltimore's answer to Sydney Bristow. This amazing spy was SOE's go-to agent in World War II France before she had to flee for her life with Klaus Barbie, �the Butcher of Lyon,� hot on her trail. During her second trip to Nazi-occupied France on an OSS mission, Hall, disguised as a peasant, radioed vital info to London and ran a Resistance circuit that helped pave the way for the Allied invasion. For her work, she received the coveted Distinguished Service Cross. That was just the start of a career that continued with the CIA in Latin America. Join Judith L. Pearson for a celebration of the vaunted career of "The Limping Lady."  FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING


17 March 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow

20-21 March 06 - Washington, DC - EMININT 2006 - The National Security and Law Society, an international law student organization with thirteen chapters across the U.S. and Canada annually hosts a Spring Symposium on Emerging Issues in National and International Security (EMININT). EMININT 2006 will be hosted at American University Washington College of Law, and will feature panels on Awarding of Governmental National Security Contracts; Legislative Interpretation of National Security; Cyber-Security and the Electronic War on Terror; Immigration in an Age of Terrorism; Petro-Security in the Post-9/11 World; FBI vs. MI-5: The War Over Domestic Intelligence; International Adjudication of Terror; and The War on Terror in the Foreign Media.  EMININT 2006 will consist of speakers who represent the top of their fields, from six countries, including academic experts, senior U.S. government policymakers, and international legal authorities and the media.  Online pre-registration is


11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Frederick Rustmann, Jr., a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA�s Directorate of Operations. He retired in 1990 as a member of the elite Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) with the equivalent rank of major general. Assigned abroad to posts in eight countries in Asia, Europe and Africa during the Cold War, he was heavily involved in the collection of foreign intelligence from human and technical sources. In two of those foreign posts he was the senior CIA officer in country. In addition to out-of-country service, he was an instructor at the CIA�s training facility known as "the Farm." After retiring from CIA, he founded CTC International Group, Inc., a pioneer in the field of business intelligence and a recognized leader in the industry. He is the author of CIA, Inc. Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence. Further details and registration are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr.,


7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON [National Intelligence Conference and Exposition] - To emphasize practical applications and techniques  INTELCON combines an educational program which focuses on practical applications and techniques, along with a full-scale vendor exposition of intel products and services, to attract a wide audience of intelligence practitioners and vendors from both the public and private sectors.
WHO: Dr. William A. Saxton, Conference Chair; Dr. Peter Leitner, Program Chair. Supported by a Program Advisory Group.
WHERE: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. For more information, contact: Conference: Dr. William A. Saxton, Chairman; Tel. 561-483-6430; Exposition: George DeBakey at and Barbara Lecker at lecker@ejkrause  of E.J. Krause and Associates; Tel. 301-493-5500 Web sites: www.IntelConference.US  (2006)


7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet - The National Military Intelligence Association holds this annual event in honor of distinguished individuals who have provided outstanding contributions to military intelligence and who represent the epitome of intelligence professional performance. Selections for the awards are made by the service intelligence chiefs and the directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Please contact Debra Davis  The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.


2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow

3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.


27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006 sponsored jointly by Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon, France, and the Center for Asian Crime Studies [CACS] an international, not-for-profit, research and training organization. This training symposium has expanded the geographic scope of the event to encompass interest in terrorism, and has added organized crime to its coverage--and its links to terrorism--from Suez to Tokyo. Experts from academia and national police agencies world-wide, plus private organizations and think-tanks, are asked to gather in Lyon to address a wide range of issues of strategic and tactical interest to law enforcement authorities. Broad topic areas will include (1) Trends in collaboration between criminals and terrorists, (2) New techniques for identifying and tracing suspects, (3) Cross-cultural considerations for effective investigations of persons of Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist religion, (4) Recent investigations involving money laundering, fraud, underground banking and human smuggling by ethnic Asian criminals, and (5) Essential differences between mindsets of West, South and East Asian criminals and societies. Speakers: Among approximately 20 speakers who will appear at the symposium, the following might participate: (1) Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, New Scotland Yard, London (2) Mr. David E. Kaplan, Chief Investigative Correspondent, US News & World Report, Washington, DC. (3) Dr. Sheldon Zhang, Professor, San Diego State University, California (4) Chief Investigator Larry Lambert, Orange County Prosecutor�s Office, California (5) Mr. Garry Spence, Director of Investigations, Consumer Protection Authority, British Columbia, Canada. (6) Superintendent Gordon McRae, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Registration: Attendance is limited to persons actively engaged in law enforcement or with serious academic interests. Due to security considerations and limited seating, all who would attend this symposium must register in advance. Registration forms may be found at Prior to May 31, 2006, a registration fee of 190 Euros per person will be assessed each attendee.
After May 31, 2006, the registration fee will be 220 Euros per person. Completed registration forms may be sent by email to, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.


3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference - From the historical certainties of World War II, through the treacheries and ultimate triumphs of the Cold War, we have emerged into an age when "Terror" is the West's new political and security watchword. This five-day conference brings together authors, experts and intelligence practitioners of international standing and examines the evolution of intelligence, espionage and deception across more than half a century. Please direct all enquiries and bookings to: The Steward's Office, Christ Church OXFORD OX1 1DP. Tel: +44 (0)1865 286848 Email: or to   (DKR)


8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow

9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.


OCTOBER - 3rd or 4th week - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put on Calendar -


1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow

5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association�s Annual Conference More details to follow. Or write them at 


6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.


8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.



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